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Malampuzha Dam, Palakkad

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Malampuzha Dam is the largest reservoir in Kerala, located near Palakkad in south India with the scenic hills of the Western Ghats in the background. It is a combination of a masonry dam with a length of 1,849 metres and an earthen dam with a length of 220 metres. The dam is 355 feet high and crosses the Malampuzha River, a tributary of Bharathappuzha, Kerala's second longest river. There is a network of two canal systems that serve the dam's reservoir of 42,090 hectares.The dam project was begun in 1949 and completed in 1955. It was only after India's independence on 27 March 1949, that the then Public Works Minister, Sri. M. Bhaktavatsalam laid the foundation stone for the project. Palakkad was a part of the Madras Presidency during those times. The dam was constructed in record time, and on October 9, 1955, the then Chief Minister of Madras, Sri. K Kamaraj, inaugurated the dam.The total catchments area is 145 square kilometres, while the reservoir has a capacity of 8000 square meters of water. The canal systems serve to irrigate farm land while the reservoir provides drinking water to Palakkad and surrounding villages.Location10 km from Palakkad town, North Kerala. Attractions: Dam, amusement park, boating facilities, rock garden and ropeway.Around the reservoir of the dam are gardens and amusement parks. Boating facilities are available on the lake.Getting thereNearest railway station: Palakkad Junction - 7 km
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South of the main train station, you'll find the primary lodgings available in Palakkad, including simple hotels, some slightly more luxurious ones, and a fair number of hostels and guesthouses. If you're looking for a retreat, take a peak at what's offered a little farther out of town. You'll find that a few resorts occupy pleasant, secluded spots and offer yoga classes, health-food restaurants, and spas.
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  • Malampuzha dam, in a beautiful place , i am first visited here in my 5 the standard, then this time old memories, good and beautiful place to visit and enjoy  more »
  • this dam is located 12 km away from palakkad town gives good view .......very best place to visit with family....  more »
  • Malampuzha Dam especially different from other Dams, Its a culture of Palakkad. Malampuzha Yakshi Statue is a best model of Indian architecture.  more »